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Sesto Canto

Via Sant'oliva 26, 90144 Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Politeama)
+39 091 324543
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Ranked #8 of 1,083 restaurants in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $54
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Politeama
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Politeama
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Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is not very big, but we don't like the huge restaurants. The place has many photos of jazz performer on the wall and the music is rigorously jazz that provides a nice atmosphere. The owner is very kind and explains all the dishes and food. There were some food out of the menu that we decided to take.... More

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denver
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

A quiet authentic place near our hotel. Not far from the main shopping district. Greeted and seated by owner. A very cozy and charming experience. The proseco was a nice treat and the entre's were so very fresh and some of the best in Palermo. Very reasonable.

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Palermo, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

I think this is one of best restaurant we have in Palermo ( i'm from Palermo ) if you are tourist and i want try sicilian food ... You have to try this restaurant ... The food is amazing ... Great fish ..... You can t leave Palermo without to know this place .... Sorry i forget The sweet are... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Since we had seen that this restaurant was highly rated here on Tripadvisor (no 10 of 1000 restos in Palermo) our expectations were in line with that. To our disappointment though, the food was neither that special or tasty. Some dishes were almost cold when served. Such a pity.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Such good food and great service from the waitress and owners. They made us feel like we were guests in their living room. We went their twice during our one-week-stay in Palermo in July. Traditional Sicilian food, lots of fish/seafood, made with love. Complimentary sparkling wine and small bites of appetizers at arrival. I would definitely go back!

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São Paulo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My wife and I got there a little late, but Gabriel (the owner) was very welcoming and we never felt hurried so they could close the place. Gabriel took the time to explain to us how some of the dishes were prepared, which was helpful in deciding - not an easy task considering the many tempting options! Marinated fish as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It's very comfortable place to visit. The food is great, service is wonderful! We ordered fish and it was super. Chief compliment is a small but very nice thing! Thanks a lot for nice evening!

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I had an excellent dinner here in September and I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting or even locals looking for a nice meal. The space was modern, yet welcoming. I loved all the pictures on the wall. Unlike many of Palermo's establishments, the restaurant was quite! There was plenty of space between tables and a sense of privacy... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

For us it was one of the worst dining experiences in Sicily both in terms of service and food. For starters, it was quite difficult to find the place: It is located in an unwelcoming area of the city. The room is extremely tiny, and we really felt crunched. Then, the server spilt the water and the wine. My fish... More

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billinyc, Proprietario at Sesto Canto, responded to this review

Kind Yalta10, reading your review there is doubt that you are speaking about the wrong restaurant. First of all we are a short walk from one of the most central and most beautiful squares of Palermo. In any case, from what you writes, nothing allows us to identify our place. We do not remember that our staff has split water... More

Hertfordshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This restaurant came very highly recommended on Tripadvisor and it certainly lived up to its reputation. The whole experience of this small but fantastic restaurant was nothing but great, the food, the owners and the atmosphere. Definitely should be tried the fish was just wonderful, in fact everything we had was just amazing.

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